Friday, December 23, 2016

Freedom of the Press

Threat Against Democracy (TAD). One of the cornerstones of our democracy is a free and independent press.  Limiting the press would be, in my opinion, a Threat Against Democracy (TAD).  I find recent comments about possible actions against journalists who are critical of the new administration troubling.  How concerned should I be?  Maybe just a TAD.

Threat Against Democracy (TAD)

Threat Against Democracy (TAD). In 1972 I cast my first presidential ballot – for Nixon.  However, as Watergate unfolded I became convinced that the actions of Nixon and his confederates constituted a Threat Against Democracy (TAD).  Today I watch with dismay as civil discourse, respect, and finding common ground are giving away on all sides to vile personal attacks, hate, and spite.  I don’t know how concerned I should be.  Maybe just a TAD.